Share your feedback on Wakefield maternity services

NHS Wakefield CCG are currently reaching out to local women to find out about their experiences of postnatal care and support in the district. The CCG service are keen to reach as many women as possible to find out how they felt about the support they received and the information and advice from their midwife […]

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Wakefield Safeguarding Week 2017

On Monday 9th October, Spectrum worked with Wakefield Council and other district partners to show their commitment to safeguarding by hosting a Wakefield Safeguarding public launch event. The event, which was held outside the Wakefield Cathedral, was a great opportunity for the public to learn more about safeguarding, what they can do if they have […]

Spectrum is shortlisted for the GP Awards 2017!

Three Spectrum services have been shortlisted for the General Practice Awards 2017. This is a fantastic achievement for our community services, which have been shortlisted  for: Nursing Team of the Year Clinical Team of the Year (Sexual Health) Clinical Team of the Year (Respiratory) The GP Awards recognise excellence in general practice and nursing across […]

WY-FI Project nominated for a community award

Spectrum colleagues within the West Yorkshire: Finding Independence Project (WY-FI) are set to receive an award from West Yorkshire Police for their work to support the rehabilitation of offenders. Jamie Hayward, a Navigator for WY-FI Project in Wakefield, has been invited to the District Commander’s Awards Evening on 22nd November, led by Chief Superintendent Mabs […]

World Mental Health Day

10th October marked World Mental Health Day, and Spectrum is supporting this year’s campaign to raise awareness of mental health at work. Spectrum works with our partners across Northern England to support patients and help create stronger, thriving communities, adopting an holistic approach which combines support for physical and mental health. But whether you’re supporting […]

MHRA warn patients not to purchase unreliable “Hightop” HIV testing kits

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning to the public not to use or buy Hightop HIV Home Testing Kits because they may be unreliable and produce false results. The MHRA has seized 114 potentially unreliable products from suppliers in the UK and all sales of the product have been […]

Partnership launch for York Drug and Alcohol Service

York Drug and Alcohol Service held a launch event on Wednesday 26th July to mark the start of how local agencies can shape services that further helps people struggling with substance misuse. Commissioned by City of York Council, the service is now being delivered under a new partnership between Changing Lives and Spectrum Community Health […]

Spectrum shortlisted for the Nursing Times Awards

Spectrum Community Health has made the official shortlist for the Nursing Times Awards 2017, with five patient projects nominated for a national award! Spectrum teams are finalists in the following categories: Emergency and Critical Care Nursing in the Community Respiratory Nursing Managing Long-Term Conditions Celebrating hard work across a range of projects, this shortlisting is […]

New partnership with LTHT delivering HIV care in Wakefield

From Tuesday 1st August 2017, Spectrum will be partnering up with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) to provide specialist HIV treatment and care to those living with HIV in Wakefield. The new HIV service being delivered by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) will be running from our Trinity Walk Clinic in Wakefield. HIV patients […]